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the westbound freeway and into virginia, stalled vehicles, there's an accident after main avenue, and i will show you the crash near the exit for 110, southbound on 395, notice the accident, traffic getting guide to the left. back to you. >> thank you. >>> our top story, police searched through the night for explosives that may have been left behind by and gunman who took three people hostage at the discovery channel building. he was shot and killed by police. the hostages are safe this morning, but there are still many questions. brianne carter is not the discovery channel headquarters in downtown silver spring. good morning, what can you tell us today? >> officers say that the gunman acted alone. james j. lee was well-known at discovering. a longtime protester who was upset with their programming. four hours , james j. lee held three men hostage inside the discovery channel building, beginning 1:00 yesterday afternoon when he locked into the main lobby with a handgun, a metal canisters strapped to his body, carrying a backpack and boxes believed to be explosive devices. he fired a sho
minimal impact in the region. beaches in maryland, delaware, virginia could have winds 5880 miles an hour along the delmarva coast sun is coming up in 2 minutes. it is 6:28. t 1 at noon. 92 at five. a high near t 5. right now 75- degrees with a few high clouds. clear to partly cloudy tonight. 66 to 75. some high clouds from earl move in. tomorrow, well, hazy sunshine and could be overcast with high clouds in the morning earl east, much stronger to the atlantic ocean. down to t andrews. 64 mass transit. 72 winchester. steve in cross junction was 68 and martinburg 666. temperatures in the 70s. it is muggier out there and winds are fairly light thanks to high pressure still here. but the fronts are coming. it will give us a good weekend an help to push earl to the northeast opposed to the west and you can see that turn where earl is starting to move more up opposed to closer to the coast. it will be a close call as far as cape hatteras is concerned with winds now 18 a. as -- 14 a . looks like it will come to maine and nova scotia by saturday morning and leaves for the week some the weekend l
and a lot of frederick. 355 would be the late to go. 95 in virginia, roadworks southbound between newington and richmond, one lane open to the right until 5:00 a.m. back to you. >> thank you. >>> our top story, police searched through the night for explosives that they have been left behind by a gunman who took three people hostage at the discovery channel building. biba shot and killed by police. the hostages are safe. so many questions. the incident unfolded at discovery headquarters in downtown silver spring. courtney robinson is live with the latest developments. good morning. >> good morning. it is not clear if overnight officers discovered any more of these devices. a man who is now dead was well known at discovery, known as a longtime protester. he was upset over some of their programming. four hours, officers say this man, james j. lee, held three men hostage inside the building. it began around 0:00 yesterday afternoon when he walked into the lobby with a handgun and explosives in the form of canister is strapped to his body, carrying a backpack believed to be explosives. he fired
. and then during the morning hours on friday, it will be east of virginia beach, perhaps right around 8:00 on friday morning. and then by noon time just east of ocean city, by 2:00 p.m. friday just off of cape may new jersey, and even though the center of circumstance hags will be off the coast, the tropical storm force winds will certainly be felt right along the atlantic beaches and then affecting new england. look at all the tropical storm watches and warnings that are up. this is a hurricane warning, this red zone around the outer banks from virginia beach all the way town through north carolina. farther to the north, this is a hurricane watch for our atlantic beaches along the shore of the -- from delaware all the way down through virginia shore line, that is a hurricane watch. and the likely effects from the storm, very wet ocean city on friday with tropical bands of heavy rain coming in. tropical storm force winds. for us this morning, we have temperatures around the region in the 70s. 77 in washington, and beef got a huge area of high pressure, so plenty of sunshine today. we'll
already been declared for maryland, virginia and north carolina. >> and the effects are already being felt. amtrak has canceled train routes in virginia. there are mandatory evacuations in the outer banks of north carolina and travelers are being advised not to travel and from ocean city. sherry ly is live in ocean city and joining us with the latest situation. tides started picking up a short time augment it is. we are just at low tide and so it should pick back up again but we've seen waves of 6-8 feet out here and it will only get worse. we are her a hurricane watch here in ocean city, although earl is expected to pass close off shore. we're still going to get pounded with high winds and heavy surf. we're looking at waves later today at 12 up to 15 feet. right now life guards are not out on the beaches but they will be shortly. yesterday they had restrictions as far as how far people could go into the water -- knee deep or less and that was it. and as the storm moves in, they are telling people to stay out of the water, especially during the storm. the storm is expected to hit sometime
, let's look at the mosalla commute with lisa baden. >>> a politic in the ashburn area of virginia. it is at ashburn village boulevard. overnight road work on eastbound 66, the last exit to take you on to 495 north is still closed, but should open in 30 minutes. let's look at a picture of maryland, lifting of the beltway at route 4. quiet on the beltway at wilson bridge. looks good on the other side of town at bradley boulevard, to and from 270, a trip. looks fine in hyattstown. back to you. >> thank you. >>> 4:32. police searched through the night for explosives that may have been left behind by gunmen who took three people hostage at the discovery channel building. the gunman was shot by police and killed. >> many questions remain. the incident unfolded in downtown silver spring at the discovery building. courtney robinson has the latest. >> we still have officers on the scene. you can see them in front of discovery headquarters. they are in and out of the building. it is a massive building. many offices. the man kept police at bay four operas yesterday. james lee. he walked into
of maryland and virginia, but some tourists refuse to let hurricane earl ruin their fun in the sun. >> our 18th year here and i'm not ready to photo new york and get in the routine. >> reporter: red cross shelters are set up for those that don't have a place to ride out the storm? a shelter is never the best place to live in but we will make sure they have a place to sleep, are dry and have food to eat. >> reporter: supplies they hope won't be needed this time around. karen brown, cbs news, north carolina. >> hurricane earl's arrival has affected rail travel along the east coast. amtrak says it will close the route used by some regional trains in virginia, specifically the routes for the tide water area which take riders to new port news and hampton roads area. down load our free hurricane tracker at wusa9.com. click on weather. >>> investors on wall street enjoy a triple dig rally while british petroleum continues the efforts to try to clean up its image. that's coming up. >>> welcome back. no problems traveling from the eastern shore to washington but we have early morning tieups to tell yo
a threat. here's peggy desenso, a licensed counselor in virginia. did we have any concrete warning signs when somebody's going to go from extreme thinking or posting things on the internet to posting something violent. >> we do sometimes. it depends on the person and one of the problems with this kind of person and this extreme situation is often times these people are isolated so there may not be anyone to pick up on the symptom. >> court ordered some sort of mental health intervention in 2008 after he was arrested. that didn't happen, for whatever reason, he was on probation but didn't get the help. could that have made a big difference. >> absolutely, because there are laws in certain jurisdictions that require mandated treatments, and in which case he would have been carefully monitored and have been given the services he needed and this kind of thing could have potentially been prevented. >> lite talk . >> let's talk about the hostages. one gentleman talked about the heroing hours and thanks his friends for support. what happens to someone who's been through something like that. >>
in virginia, the governor has also declared a state of emergency. residents and visit iters have been ordered to leave hatteras on the outer banks. >> certainly a formidable hurricane. maximum winds have increased 145 miles per hour, gusted to about 170. it continues to intensify and deepen. i don't think it will get much stronger than this but this is a very powerful storm. thank goodness, it won't directly make landfall. we'll talk first about current conditioned. i mentioned to you it is trekking off to the north and northwest at about 17 miles per hour. now, centered 410 miles south of cape hatteras, north carolina. it looks like it will be right off the the coastline there of north carolina a little later tonight. we'll gradually see conditions deteriorate there. want to push onto hd radar, show you the wave heights. this is very impressive stuff. see the dark purple. that is right underneath the storm. wave heights are measured at about 33 feet. so that gives you an idea of how powerful the storm is even pushing up towards cape hatteras. wave heights are running a good 10 to 12 feet abo
amtrak routes between virginia's tidewater area and newport news have been canceled because of the coming storm. these are live pictures from wrightsville beach, north carolina. many tourists and residents have left north carolina's outer banks. it's still unclear how close the strongest winds and heaviest surge will get to north carolina's fragile chain of barrier islands. tom is here now to tell us what he sees going on right now and some changes happening as we speak. >>> it looks like the winds are picking up at wrightsville beach. you can see the camera bouncing around, and the surf is getting rougher at wrightsville beach, north carolina. well, let's take a look across the tropical atlantic. we've got three named storms. we've got the major hurricane earl and then far to the south and east of that is a rather disorganized tropical storm, fiona. and that, though, is showing a little more organization as it moves off to the north, and that will likely stay way out to sea and not threaten the atlantic seaboard. farther to the east is gaston. it is a tropical storm and it's heading due
issued in maryland and nd virginia. we have ainthe latest on earl' track and live in ocean city as the resort towns prepare for the worst and the holiday ahead. ea >>> details on all of the stories coming up. thanks for being with us this thursday morning. rn i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm eveyallison seymour. more now ymon today's top storyt one of the lasting scenes from yesterday's hostage situation at the discovery channel building will be concerned parents waiting to get their children who were being taken out akof the discovery kids day care inside of the building. ld all of those children were in safely reunited with their e parents. >> we'll go rentlive to the discovery channel building where there is still a police po presence this morning in a couple of minutes. nu >>> but first the latest on hurricane earl. the storm expected to reach the east thcoast late tonight and into tomorrow morning, but willi not likely make a direct hit. there is still concern that the core of the storm could shift closer to the coast. president coobama has already ordered federal agencies to
carolina, virginia and maryland are all on the highest level of alert as the east coast braces for the arrival of hurricane earl. even a slight shift in the projected path of what experts are calling an impressive, massive storm could spell disaster for the eastern seaboard. nbc's kristen dahlgren has the very latest from north carolina's outer banks. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: hey, good morning, lynn. well, for days, there's been speculation over exactly where earl would go, but here's the bottom line. at this point it may not matter that much. those hurricane-force winds extend about 90 miles from the center of earl. tropical storm force winds about 200 miles from the center. so, along much of the coast, things about to get much worse. as darkness fell on the carolina coast, earl strengthened, bringing with it powerful waves but also uncertainty. >> earl's a big unknown. if it stays out to sea, we probably would have been okay and gotten rain. >> reporter: do you board up? >> i haven't yet to this point, but this might be the first. >> reporter: but officials warn th
and down toward virginia beach as well. but inland in chesapeake, you are not included in this. take a look at these winds. 30 to 50 miles per hour in the southern portions of delmarva, toward the solomons area. maybe 15 to 30 miles per hour. look at d.c. maybe 10 to 20 miles per hour. west of that, not much in the way of winds. a very tight gradient as who sees some wind and had a doesn't see any at all. same deal with the rain. very with the toward the east. for most areas we're staying on the dry side. this evening we will see high clouds continue to increase. it will be a nice evening and a nice night around here. then tomorrow, partly cloudy, mainly dry early. 66 to 74 degrees tomorrow. partly sunny. showers mainly on the eastern shore, turning breezy. 85 to 90 degrees. as we look through the next four days. 79 on saturday. a little on the windy side there. breezy sunday, around 80 degrees. right now the weather looks great saturday, sunday and monday. for most of us in this area, tomorrow you're going to be like what hurricane do they continue to talk about? you really won't see much
125 miles east of virginia beach, by 2:00 p.m. about 125 miles due east of ocean city. that is when we can expect some of the biggest effects. a tropical storm warning is in effect for the peninsula and the beaches along here. we have occurred came watch. -- a hurricane watch. more detail, coming up. >> thank you. amtrak announced that hurricane earl oil is impacting some of their areas. the delays and cancellations are expected to continue through saturday. if you have a trip scheduled, call ahead. the storm could not have come at a worse time with so many vacationers already settled for labor day. thousands more are anxiously waiting to decide. a state of emergency is the last thing they want. chris continues the coverage from ocean city. how are people handling this uncertainty? >> some are trying to understand the today before the storm arrives, but having to work around the city crews who are standing up things like this fence. this is just one example of preparations across this part of town. >> yet, i am a little scared. >> a deceptively calm start to the day in ocean city as pr
of emergency is expected in maryland, virginia and north carolina. >>> we have much more still ahead this morning as fox 5 morning news at 4:30 begins now. >>> good morning to you. it is thursday morning, september 2nd, 2010 as we get a live look over our nation's capital off in the distance there you see the washington monument. we are dealing with hot temperatures in our area. the coastal areas bracing for hurricane earl. my pal tucker barnes is here to kind of bring us up to date on all of that stuff. >> good morning to you. >> good morning, friend. >> lots going on. let's take a look at vipir and give you the latest on hurricane earl. look at that, an incredibly powerful hurricane. winds 140 miles per hour, gusts over 155. this is a very, very powerful storm. pressure has been falling during the last several hours. likely to maintain its intensity as it approached the north carolina coastline during the overnight hours tonight. we are about 18 to 24 hours away tray possible landfall. looks like it will just scoot along the coast but it could be too close to call. could make a bri
but will likely stay offshore. a hurricane warning is in effect from north carolina to the virginia border. a hurricane watch from delaware and also includes martha's vineyard. kim brown is in kill devil island with more. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning. earl picked up steam and it is tracking closer to the outer banks. about 50 miles off cape hatteras. that is where it is expected to pass. in the communities of -- south of here, there are those nonresident and they have until this morning to get out. kevin isn't sticking around for earl, even if it means cutting his labor day weekend short. >> better to be a little away. >> reporter: the monster hurricane could reach north carolina late tonight or early friday before rolling up the east coast. watches and warnings stretch all the way to cape cod, massachusetts. while earl is expected to stay offshore, as it makes its way north, a slight shift could put millions in harm's way. >> that's why it's important to take the time now while the skies are clear and weather is great to make sure you have a plan and you're ready just in
, hurricane warnings from virginia beach southward to just outside of jacksonville, north carolina near camp lejeune. as far as our commuter models go, everything is taking it offshore at this point. the only close call is out there at nantucket, martha's vineyard, chatam. it should be a category 3 and then a category 2 by the time it's south of new england, weakening to a category 1 as it impacts either down east maine, they're probably going to get hit good saturday morning. the tropical storm force winds, the worst where stephanie is located, and then as everyone drives to work tomorrow, delaware and coastal new jersey and then we take that wind field up into virginia on friday evening. the worst of it is out to sea, but it's still going to put on quite a show in the outer banks and there in cape cod. >> and as you say, 125-mile-per-hour winds is nothing to take lightly. >> there will be damage done from this storm. >> earl's impact expected in north carolina late tonight as we're hearing from bill. thousands are evacuating from the coast, forced to forego their weekend plans as we head i
, virginia, plans to open an adult themed store in the old town area has riled some community leaders. they stay store will ruin the wholesome environment they've worked very hard to create there. the store owner says her shop is being unfairly judged. julie carey has more on this. >> reporter: old town Ñimanassa local leaders have spent hundreds of thousands to make it family friendly. that's why some are alarmed to learn, this new store opening soon will feature adult items. the window promises dvds, lotions, lingerie and more. they've called a community meeting. >> it is a big quhern a porno shop wants to locate here. we have them in prince william county and manassas and i've never raised a fuss about it. i've never gone out to shut them down. right here in old town is not the place to do it. >> reporter: the director of the arts center down the block agrees. >> we have the center for the arts. we have a lot of classes in the arts. we have thousands of children that come through every year. and their parents, and i think it is absolutely the wrong place to have a shop like this.
carolina to virginia. it could come closest to chatham and nantucket where tourists and residents are wondering how bad it's going to get. >> we're on our way to buy flashlights right this second. >> i'm not worried. we are going to stay. we have followed the instructions in the paper and made preparations to shelter in place. >> this is surf right now in along the coastline. maryland is a long along the western side of the storm's path. i understand life guards are up and down the beaches of the coast coast now telling people they should avoid being in the water or staying in front of the life guard situation and not out far. that's the reason why. we always see it when a hurricane is coming on shore. you see somebody out further in the water. the surfers love to take advantage of the big waves. let's go to stephanie abrams from the weather channel. she's down in north carolina now. the surf there is incredible as well. it looks like it's getting darker. >> reporter: yeah. the surf is kicking up a lot here. we have a kite boarder. he's been going all morning long. he's the only p
. the state of emergency is in effect in maryland, virginia and north carolina. >> as we've seen with some recent storms, you get 40, 50- mile an hour winds, you could do some damage. >> absolutely. >> there is a live look outside. 77degrees for us but shoot, we've seen about 40-mile per hour winds without a hurricane here. >> some of the big thunderstorms, we had 60, 70- mile we are hour winds. you are talking 140-mile per hour winds with gusts over 160 miles per hour. this is a very big storm. let's get to it. we'll talk local weather first. i will give you the latest with earl. 77degrees as gurvir mentioned. annapolis, 77. 73 in fredericksburg. 68 in frederick. 66 in martinsburg. lets agive you latest here and let's get to it. satellite-radar, showing you we have some very quiet conditions across the washington area. as we get into the afternoon hours, we'll await the arrival of some of the cloud cover associated with earl here pushing in from the south and southeast. you can see we'll get a little bit of cloud cover. that will hold temperatures back a degree or two. cold front out to t
. the governors of north carolina virginia and maryland have already declared states of emergency. the category 4 storm is expected to make landfall in north carolina tonight with winds nearing 140 miles an hour and then move north from there. continental, airtran and delta are allowing passengers booked in and out of airports affected by hurricane earl to change the travel plans without having to pay a penalty. del dah's weather advisory is encouraging customers, in fact, to consider postponing or rerouting the travel to avoid possible inconvenience at east coast airports. they warn some flights may be delayed or cancelled due to storm conditions. >>> 8:41. we've been telling you about our breaking news. there's been another oil rig explosion off the coast of louisiana. we're hearing people are in the water. we have few details but we'll give you an update. >>> and the candidates for the senate go on attack. >>> and what effect foreclosures are having on your health. >> ...berber carpet. it was ahole bowl oftew. nooo. why? i could ha saved this one. i could have saved this e. ♪ cal >>> we are
on the midatlantic coast from virginia to delaware, it seems beach vacations continue uninterrupted, for now at least. surf's up in ocean city, maryland. >> it's been a long time since the city's had a really bad hurricane. i'm afraid that we're kind of overdue. >> reporter: back in north carolina, locals are challenging earl to see just how bad a hurricane he will be. ron mott, kill devil hills, north carolina. >> reporter: i'm peter alexander on long island. already earl's pounding surf and dangerous rip currents extended the shores of new jersey and new york. the approaching storm has forced beach closures in places where extreme weather can actually attract a crowd. >> i don't want to see people endangering themselves. caution's the word. >> reporter: at this marina, henry uline has protectively hauled more than 100 boats to safety in the last two days. >> the tidal surge is going to be tremendous. 10, 11, 12, that will be above all the pilings. >> reporter: a catastrophic hurricane has slammed the tip of long island before. >> leaving a wide pathway of ruin inward from the sea. >> reporter: in 1
of virginia from tyson's corner. a little better as you can see on the outer loop. this is the beltway at river road, not as bad coming out of 270. in virginia, the delays are pretty normal, from springfield. you will see some more delays across the river bridge. big problems on the 14th street bridge earlier. you are seeing things moving pretty well moving out of d.c. and moving into d.c. >>> coming up, is this popular diaper causing severe diaper rash is? >> george clooney goes for an international audience this weekend. >> 6:00, at nearly $1 billion, that is the price tag for fixing the metro system after last year's deadly collision. >>> at george clooney is back in action on the big screen this weekend. >> i will answer the question that i know you want to know, he looks great. >> that is a good one. >> there is something else coming up on this report that you both like. "the american" is about an assassin on one last job. it feels like an early 1960's european feel. george clooney must hide in plain sight while plotting a murder and avoiding the hit man that has a target on his b
about it. >> we are on vacation, and ruined it. >> north carolina, maryland, and virginia leaders have declared states of emergency. earl is expected to pass off shore but close enough to induce tropical storm force wind late thursday into friday. some hotels and ocean city are rolling storm shutters and officials are calling on drivers to steer clear. >> friday will be a lousy day to be driving around. consider arriving in ocean city after the storm passes. the most have every intention of staying through the weekend, in joining the time off, but others are reconsidering. >> if it comes in and hit us hard, we have to get out of harm's way. >> according to forecasters, the waves are coming in at about 5-7 feet as we speak. 24 hours from now, they could be coming in at 10-13. jay korff, abc 7 news. >> sounds like the worst case scenario could be averted? >>> the worst case would be any direct hit, and that is looking more and more unlikely. if i were heading to the beaches, i would not be changed my plans dramatically right now. but keep informed. ocean city right now, the seas will be
this morning, larry sabato is the director of the center for politics at the university of virginia and we know that you don't go with your feelings, you've been doing a lot of home work on all of this, larry, and we're glad to have you with us this morning, welcome. >> thank you martha. i also can't sing, so that's another reason. martha: we're told to rely on the numbers, right? i hear you there. i hear you there. all right, let's talk about this. we've seen a change, an uptick in the numbers of republican seats that you see getting picked up here, house, senate, and also, on the governor level. what do you think has changed since that election? >> fundamentally it's the economy but a lot of other things. obviously it happened over the summer. this summer has been a disaster for democrats, almost everything has gone wrong for them, the bottom has fallen out, you stressed senate and house. i think the most significant returns are actually at the gubernatorial level, the state legislative level. i hope people will go, by the way, to center for politics.org and click on the crystal ball and read
-- >> not at this point. >> reporter: states of emergency have been declared in north carolina, virginia, maryland, and massachusetts. strong waves from earl are ripping into beaches all along the east coast. in delaware, life guards rescued two children from rip current. >> couldn't breathe for a few seconds, and i got really scar scared. >> reporter: even if the worst of earl stays far from land, the storm could do $1billion to $2 billion in damage from north carolina to maine, and emergency workers still are not convinced the storm is staying away. >> the smallest predicted hurricane can become the most major and the most destructive, so you really don't know. none of us know what's going to happen until tomorrow. >> reporter: emergency officials here, as well as local business owners, are hoping by tomorrow, they're reopening for business for a long labor day weekend rather than cleaning up. erica. >> kelly cobiella,icle ethanks. earl may actually lose some of its punch by the time it reaches the northeast tomorrow, but it is still the strongest hurricane to threaten the coast of new york and
as a category 3 by tomorrow evening. hurricane warnings are up for carolina and virginia. as you notice, the category 3 becomes a 2 heading parallel to the new england coastline for the holiday weekend. it is a dangerous category 4. the biggest threat with this will be the rain, the wind and the potential for some rip currents. here in the bay area it was the heat today. very summer like. numbers in the 90s. look at the mid to upper 90s. 97 in concord. even around the bay, 90 in oakland and 91 in san rafael. coastal areas are on the warm side. half moon bay in san francisco in the 70s and the 80s. by the way, pacifica came up a good 21 from yesterday's highs. just to give you an indication as to the magnitude of the heat, the high definition emeryville camera, sun down at 7:39. no fog in sight. but that is going to change. the numbers right now are under clear skies. really warm still. 60s and 70s except in half moon bay where it is 55 degrees. another hot day inland tomorrow. not as warm at the coast. and we are facing a cooling trend heading into the weekend. watch what happens on our
in effect. a tropical storm warning for thation city area, sussex county, worcester and virginia. hurricane watch for those folks. i think there may be a period of 4 to 6 hours where they can have tropical storm force winds. anything in excess of 39 miles per hour. tim has a look at how this may affect our local weather and the bay in our general region. >> reporter: bob, as you mentioned, the storm is going to be passing about 150 miles off this coast. these graphics kind of help explain the impact for us as we watch the storm move on up the shoreline. we'll be seeing wind shifting direction. as the storm is approaching and it starts to thin, of course, counter clockwise as it approaches our region, it will be kicking some water into the bay, up to one to three feet higher than average tide. at least for the time that it is moving on through. but those coastal flood advisories only in effect through tomorrow afternoon. because the storm moves through pretty quickly. as it continues continues to move on by, the winds shift. and as they start to come in from the north, it starts to push all
miles per hour. governors in north carolina, virginia, maryland, they've all declared state of emergency and people aren't just brushing this off any more. >> earl was a big unknown. if it stays out to sea, we probably would have been okay and gotten rain. >> do you board up? >> i haven't yet, to this point. but this might be the first. >> either we'll leave beforehand and/or we won't drive in it. that's for sure. >> they think we're due for something. >> bill karins is tracking the storm's path and we're covering earl's impact with reports from north carolina and long island. but let's begin with al roker in kill devil hills, north carolina. al? >> right now hurricane earl is 345 miles away from the carolina shoreline. the outer banks here and we continue to monitor and right now rain bands only about 50 miles away, so we will be starting to feel the effects of hurricane earl rather shortly. you can see it's clouded up and the winds have picked up and the seas a lot rougher. it is just going to get worse. this system as it barrels towards us, we expect to see the rain by 2:00, 3:00 in t
bands with the heavy wind gusts will reach probably into eastern virginia area, and ocean city late tonight, and during the early and afternoon, expect that to be in the ocean city area. temperature-wise, except for ocean city, pretty hot. 91. down to 79. winds coming off the ocean. hot spot this afternoon, cumberland got to 100 degrees last hour. 99 in the valley. 86 in oakland. dew point, moderate range at 65 degrees. there's earl. clearly showing that it has weakened. beginning to drop down. still a strong storm. but the winds were much stronger. to the west, that front we have been telling you about, with the much cooler air behind it. that's going to move in for the weekend. for our region, don't expect to see any rain in the baltimore area at all. all of the rain is going to be right along the coastal regions. maybe as far west as came bridge. maybe a little in southern maryland. bulk of the winds will be offshore. that doesn't mean we won't see tropical storm force winds through long island and the maryland and delaware area. and especially down here in southeast virginia, ea
in flames? that's a memo. now for the top story tonight, reaction. joining us from west virginia, the purveyor of dickmorris.com, mr. morris? now, you say and i think you're the only one saying it, that the republicans are going to win the senate in november? are you sticking to that? >> yep. absolutely. in fact, even more so right now because a whole other seat that nobody thought was in play, west virginia, where senator bird just died, it turns out that the governor manning, the democrat is very popular. 70% think he's a great governor. but only 48% vote for him. so he may be defeated as well. but i think the senate is definitely going to go republican and i think frankly there will be some extra seats to spare. >> ok. you just heard the grim stats that spending is at a record level. the obama administration is not cutting back. do you believe this country is going to go bankrupt? >> well, bankrupt in the sense that it won't pay its debts, no. it has taxing authority and it will pay its obligations. bankrupt in the sense that it's going to be totally upended by the amount o
of the eastern seaboard by tonight. you can see the gail force winds here off virginia and we will be looking at some very strong winds, a couple inches of rain throughout new york city. temperatures today then a little cooler downtown. we're out of the 80s. 78 san francisco. look for 85 in oakland. upper 80s through san rafael. so you'll come down around 3 degrees today. not much. and you head inland 97 in concord. look for 98 livermore, 94 san jose and down by the monterey bay. a little cooling here at our beaches, 75. but inland it's as hot today as yesterday. it was 96 in morgan hill as well as hollister. here's the look ahead. you'll notice today triple digit heat east of the caldecott tunnel with cooling at our coast. tomorrow cooling spreads around the bay and inland and over the weekend breezier through labor day and looks like we'll be back into that pattern of cooler than average into early next week. good morning, megan. >> just got word of an injury crash in concord. westbound highway 4 at willow pass road. emergency crews heading to the scene there. no word if any lanes are block
the largest storm on the planet. about the sides of north carolina, south carolina and virginia combined. hard to miss it on radar. you see it on enhanced radar imagery, it's just off the coast of the carolinas. i can tell you the first impact on the united states is heavy surf. in terms of power ali was talking about moments ago, 145-mile-an-hour max sustained winds. gusts at 175. and this powerhouse is expected to roar its way to the north. where exactly is it going to go? according to the path of the hurricane center, the storm is expected to make a northerly jog over the next two days. by 2:00 in the morning on friday, should be just east of the outer banks. this thing say huge storm. so many people in the carolina coast dealing with heavy winds, of course, strong surf, tremendous waves. there will be millions without power before all said and done. as the storm is expected to move through, a category 3 storm. early saturday morning, a category 2 storm, perhaps, just off the coast cape cod with winds of 100 miles per hour. keep in mind these storms are very fickle and may jog out closer to
, preparations are under way. the governors of north carolina, virginia and maryland declared states of emergency. bob mcdonald activated the national guard, sending 200 troops to the chesapeake bay area. the postal service is delivering social security checks early to the coastal area of north carolina, virginia, maryland, delaware and new york. and the u.s. navy returning home from somalia, rushed to get home to virginia, ahead of the bad weather. on this beach, even the sea turtle nests were picked up and moved for safety. and surf's up in wrights head, north carolina. but it's extremely rough. and tourists are told to get out. now. >> they kicked us out this morning. >> they won't let us stay. they're going to make us sit in this traffic. >> back to jersey. >> reporter: with hurricane earl so close to the coastline, the entire east coast is threatened. if this storm jogs a little bit one way or the other, it will make a huge difference in which areas are affected. here at atlantic beach, herb and cindy know better. they're not taking any chances, moving their furniture indoors. since you've b
coast. states of emergency have been declared in north carolina, virginia and maryland. and from cape hatteras to cape cod, dangerous surf conditions, storm surges and powerful winds are expected later today through saturday. life guards are urging labor day beachgoers to be careful of dangerous riptides. and al is 2308 lowing the track of the storm. he'll have more in just a bit. >>> this morning police in maryland are trying to piece together what led a gunman to storm the discovery channel's headquarters wednesday, sparking a four-hour hostage standoff. nbc's tom costello is once again in silver spring, maryland, with the very latest. tom, good morning. >> natalie, good morning to you. overnight the police bomb squad cleared the building of four separate devices. they also found hand bags, they said, or duffel bags, with both guns and ski masks. this began when the suspect walked into the building demanding to speak to company executives. nbc news called the building to try to find out what was happening to try to talk to somebody in public relations. lo and behold the gunman picke
the east coast right now and virginia is now under a state of emergency. evacuations are also underway. live team coverage is coming up. >> you're watching fox 5 news at 10:00, a very busy night. keep it here. we'll be right back.  >>> a gunman with hostages and your baby's daycare steps away. the real life nightmare next. ♪ stinky ♪ hefty ♪ stinky ♪ hefty ♪ stinky, stinky ♪ hefty, hefty, hefty [ announcer ] hefty bags with unscented odor block technology... help neutralize odors and stop the stinkies. ♪ stinky, stinky, stinky ♪ hefty, hefty, hefty >>> continuing our coverage now of the discovery channel gunman, a man burst into the discovery communications building in silver spring around 1:00 this afternoon armed with a gun. explosives strapped to his body. police say james lee took a security guard and two other men hostage after a four-hour standoff police shooting and killing lee after they saw him point his gun at one of the hostages. the standoff didn't just affect discovery workers, but some very young children. a daycare center is housed on the first
tests for all children. at a 20,000 west virginia fifth graders, 29% of those kids would never have been tested because they did not have a family history of heart disease. and% of those during that to have high cholesterol. >> -- 10% of those turned out to have high cholesterol. this specialist says arteries can start building plaque at a young age. early intervention can help people later in life. >> the most important treatment is modifying the diet. get rid of saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol. try to help children be at a more ideal weight and get exercise. >> this family has follow that advice. they take a cholesterol lowering medication once a day and they have changed their diet. >> we have healthier foods in the house. >> the more kids that can get tested for it, the better. >> there are some concerns about universal screening. not enough doctors are trained to test for cholesterol in children. some experts are worried that the drug companies are pushing testing so that they can sell cholesterol lowering drugs. this doctor says that most of these kids would do fine with j
the record or average. those include naming a river in virginia , naming a courthouse, renaming a post office and bringing some federal dollars back to the bay area after the earth earthquake. it's all well and good for senator boxer to misrepresent my record. ly remind her it was she that voted for the wall street bail out. when you have a business whether 9,000 people business or 9 people, you have to make a choice to loose some jobs to save more. what enrages people everyday is federal government employees growing at 14.5%. >> time is up. our next question comes from a republican. mr. watson is a retired employee from hewlet packard. you coined the phrase right shoring. do you plan to create jobs in >> california is destroying jobs. texas is fighting harder, north carolina is. so is mexico, russia, china. i'll tell you why. china, texas, brazil gives companies huge tax credits and reward r&d and provide access to credit. i propose a two-year payroll tax holiday for every business for hiring an unemployed worker and five-year tax holiday for companies to bring them here. bring their plants
many people had hoped to spend their last vacation of summer. north carolina, virginia, maryland, all under states of emergency tonight. and our steve osunsami is waiting for earl in hatteras. >> reporter: on hatteras island >> back to jersey. visitors from across the world were told the hurricane is >> pain in the butt. >> reporter: bill and his family were forced to abandon their two-week vacation and drive back to maryland tonight. >> rented a big house and they kicked us out this morning. >> reporter: a group of friends who planned to spend the week in this house is now on the road to canada. >> we're heading back to >> yes, 18 hours, straight. >> reporter: today, the one road off the island was a slow-moving mess. >> they won't let us stay. they're going to make us sit in this traffic. >> reporter: the storm is skirt the eastern coastline. but state officials worry it could change its mind. >> there have been times when people have sworn to us that on top of us. >> reporter: fema is shipping bottled water, generators and 300,000 peoples to north carolina and massachusetts. >> we
hours, so hurricane warnings up from north carolina up towards virginia. early as 11 tomorrow night, they can be dealing with rain, wind, and rip currents. here in the bay area there is a hotter days inland. triple digits z cooler at the coast. and there is upper 30s there. and sanda, thank you up next a nemesis of the sharks decides to join them this season. >>> getting its first gay student tonight at 9:00 why the creators of archie comics are adding the character and reaction from reader autos then at 11:00 air, community comes together for this fremont police officer shot in the line of duty. its coming up for you on news at 9:00 and 11:00. >> you and z.now, tension in 49ers land. >> yes. larry beil is here. >> there is a little friction. >> yes. >> and there is a little bit of a family feud nork big deal at training camp. a confrontation is no punches thrown or anything like that. they had to leave the field. david, bern never shy and named one of the team captains. would not happy with crabtree's attitude or work ethic. crabtree objected. result was a shouting match. and and.
in the bahamas. at the navy's home in virginia, crews readies aircraft carriers and battleships to move if the going gets too rough. >> we pride ourselves on being ready to do whatever needs to be done. >> reporter: in new jersey it's the surf that's getting rough, keeping lifeguards on their toes. >> we are seeing the surf effect start to happen. our lifeguards are watching for riptides. we're keeping bathers close to shore. >> reporter: in new england where rocky seas turned deadly yesterday for a fisherman, they are bracing for the first hurricane to hit that reason since hurricane bob nearly two decades ago. >> we are well overdue. the last was in 1991. >> reporter: ready or not, welcome or not, here comes earl. fema activated national and regional response centers moving food, water and other supplies into position, brian. >> ron mott along the north carolina coast for us as well tonight. ron, thanks. >>> with us this evening, longtime hurricane specialist brian norcross from the weather channel. brian, i was listening to you earlier today make two points about the science of this.
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